The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Councilcelebrating 25 years

The Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council

Welcome to the
Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council - Celebrating 25
Years of Improving Patient Adherence
for Improved Outcomes!

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) is a not-for-profit trade association that was established in 1990 to promote the many benefits of unit dose packaging -- especially the fact that these formats can be designed with compliance-prompting features proven to help people take their medications properly.

HCPC responds to FDA's Request for Comments on Draft Guidance for Industry on Safety Considerations for Container Labels and Carton Labeling Design to Minimize Medication Errors

The HCPC recently submitted a formal response to this industry guidance draft in an effort to have calendarized packaging recognized as an effective medication adherence tool. Click here for our formal response. For the FDA Draft, please click here.

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Pharmaceutical noncompliance is a tremendous problem in the United States. Estimated annual costs of patients not taking their medications approaches $300 billion.1 It is also estimated that 125,000 Americans die annually (342 people every day) due to poor medication adherence and 10% - 25% of hospital and nursing home admissions are also caused by people's inability to take their medications as prescribed.2

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HCPC Compliance Package of the Year Competition accepting entries through February 29, 2016!

Since 1995, HCPC's Compliance Package of the Year competition has recognized the most innovative pharmaceutical packages designed to improve patient adherence. In 2015, the HCPC is launching a student competition for students of pharmaceutical and/or packaging schools that assists patients in taking their medication as prescribed.

HCPC Announces the Winners of the Compliance Package of the Year!

2014 Compliance Package of the Year: Astra Zeneca's SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression

Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up: Eli Lilly Strattera® Physician Sample Pack

Compliance Package of the Year Second Runner Up: Novartis® Exforge HCT®

See Healthcare Packaging's Jim Butschli review the Novartis Exforge HCT compliance-prompting package in his Off-the-Shelf video

Compliance-prompting packaging has been proven to increase patient adherence.

Read Walt Berghahn's latest articles on improving patient adherence and safety.

HCPC is now a proud member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)

HCPC is now a proud member of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage

HCPC is proud to announce it is a member of NEHI

"There is no question that packaging is a part of the overall strategy to addressing medication adherence," Tom Hubbard, NEHI's Vice President of Policy Research... told PMP News. "Medication adherence is a metric in the quality ratings for Medicare drug plans. There are goals that are pressuring drug plans to hit targets for adherence. Payers and providers are thinking more strategically about adherence."... Healthcare plans are trying to figure out the right mix of steps to keep patients adherent and head off overall medication spending. Packaging is part of that response. My personal sense is that there are industry players that are leading the way in packaging. Walmart, for instance, has made a major commitment in its strategy to use packaging."

Read the entire PMP News article here:

Register for the HCPC 2015 Annual Meeting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Honeywell Global Headquarters
115 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

RxAdherence2015 wrapped up to be another successful forum with educational presentations from multiple adherence and security experts, firms and institutions. Click here to access this year's valuable presentations on improving patient adherence and supply chain safety!
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RxAdherence2014 proved to be another year of thought provoking presentations from Pharmacy Quality Alliance, NASPA, Thrifty White Pharmacies, FDA, HCPC, California Board of Pharmacy and Contrentric Health. Click here to view valuable presentations on improving patient adherence and supply chain safety!

New research conducted on patients utilizing the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation's Diovan HCT®Shellpak® , a winner in the Compliance Package of the Year competition, highlights improved adherence and persistence with compliance packaging. Read more.